Take a “Sweet Stroll” through the delicious – and delightful – world of French chocolate and pastry


Spend an afternoon indulging in Toulouse’s top sweet creations, exploring chocolate and pastry shops in the charming city center. Taste the best that talented local artisans have to offer on this irresistible food tour!

Pastries on display at Maison Pillon


  • What: Small group walking tour of Toulouse’s chocolate and pastry shops
  • When: select Tuesday – Friday afternoons at 3:00pm (see booking schedule for exact dates)
  • Duration: approx. 3 – 3 1/2 hours
  • Group size: maximum 8 people
  • Cost per person: 70 € for adults, 60 € for children aged 5-12
  • Includes: Guided small group tour with chocolate, pastry, and beverage samples

Tour Highlights

Wander through the charming cobblestone streets of Toulouse, mixing a bit of culinary history with interesting stories about the city.

Discover the training, talent, and high-quality ingredients that go into the exceptional products created by award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers.

Explore the process of turning cacao beans into chocolate and taste what the ``big deal`` is about single-origin chocolates.

Sip on some of the best hot chocolate in Toulouse (we switch this for ice cream when it's hot!), then later on, linger over our last pastry stop with a beverage of your choice.

Sample both classic desserts and new innovations, and uncover the basic components and building blocks of all French pastry.

Continue your own sweet adventures with a list of everything we tried, the locations visited, and any other resources mentioned!

Tour details

Tours operate rain or shine. We will be walking at least 2 km along beautiful – but uneven – cobblestone streets. Most of the tour is spent walking or standing, as not all of the locations that we visit allow for seating. Please contact me directly regarding accessibility issues, as not all stops are wheelchair accessible.


Meeting location

We’ll meet very close to one of the major landmarks in the city center, easily accessible by metro. Exact location and detailed directions will be emailed along with your ticket confirmation.

Good to Know

What's included

All food and drink samples provided on the tour. We will be eating a lot of sweet things, so consider only having a light lunch/snack to balance out the sugar intake. Please note that the above descriptions are subject to change based on seasonal availability (i.e. hot chocolate will be switched out for something equally delicious in the summertime).

What's not included

Additional food and drink that you wish to purchase yourself. In order to keep the tour moving, I discourage shopping during the tour. However, you’ll receive an email after the tour with a list of locations visited and what we tasted at each so that you can return later to continue your “research.”

What to wear or bring

We will be walking at least 2 km along cobblestone streets, so comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing is a must. Please dress appropriately (and bring an umbrella if necessary) to make sure you enjoy your time on the tour. We may sit down from time to time, but be prepared to spend most of the tour standing or walking. Again, comfortable clothing and shoes is a must. To reduce environmental waste, I don’t distribute plastic water bottles, so if you would like water during the tour, please bring a reusable water bottle with you. Some of the locations may provide water, but it is not guaranteed at all stops.

Dietary restrictions/food allergies

This tour is vegetarian. I am also happy to accommodate the following diets with advance notice:

  • Gluten-free (NOT Celiac)
  • Non-alcoholic

Any of the above dietary requirements MUST be noted when booking to allow time to make arrangements for substitutions. I ask that those with dietary restrictions book tours at least 48 hours in advance! If you are vegan, please contact me in advance of booking to discuss your options. If you have any questions regarding dietary accommodations or would like to see if I can accommodate other restrictions or food allergies (I often can – please ask!), email me directly at jessica@tasteoftoulouse.com before booking.


Please review your order and the tour details carefully before booking. Tickets are refundable until 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour (minus a 10% fee to cover the costs of processing). I am happy to reschedule your reservation for another date (pending availability) or reassign your tickets to another person with at least 48 hours notice. Any changes must be communicated in writing to jessica@tasteoftoulouse.com.

Alternate tour dates/times

Interested in taking the Chocolate & Pastry tour on a different day and/or time? Contact me for availability and pricing. I’m very often able to add additional dates according to interest.

Have other questions?

Photo credits: Barth Photographie. Selected vectors by vecteezy.com

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